The Ghana Scandals Index

Indexing government scandals one at a time

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Ghana heads for biggest fiscal deficit in history

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicting that Ghana’s fiscal deficit will reach 16.4 per cent of GDP this year, the largest in the country’s history. The Fund’s bigger projection, whi...

Oct. 26, 2020

Ghana back to 'HIPC' with debt-to-GDP ratio set to hit 76.7% in 2020

The IMF has listed Ghana in the Category of the Highly Indebted Countries on its website. The International Monetary Fund is forecasting a worrying 76.7% of debt-to-Gross Domestic Product ratio...

Oct. 22, 2020

Ghana’s Embassy in Belgium ordered by bankers to close all accounts, withdraw funds

Ghana’s Embassy in Belgium has been directed to close all its four accounts with its bankers, the ING Bank latest by November 12, 2020. The order from ING Bank means the Embassy has until the gi...

Oct. 5, 2020

Ghana has taken on more debts in the past three-and-a-half years than it had done in 59 years

Ghana has taken on more debts in the past three-and-a-half years than it had done in 59 years. The spike in borrowings in recent times has caused the national debt stock to hit a grim milestone of ...

Aug. 25, 2020

SDI Minister, Hawa Koomson admits firing gun at voters’ registration centre

Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East Constituency Hawa Koomson has admitted to firing a gun at a voters’ registration centre in the constituency. According to the Special Development In...

July 20, 2020

100g cocaine seized at Kpoglu border post missing

In what could become the latest tale of missing narcotics in the custody of the state, 100.1 grams of a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine cannot be accounted for by the Customs Division of ...

June 11, 2020

CID questions Kofi Adomah Nwanwani over predictions on easing of restrictions

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo in his tenth national address on updates on the novel coronavirus lifted some restrictions on the country. Prior to these announcements, a journalist with Angel FM...

June 3, 2020

Akufo-Addo falsely claims Ghana leads Covid-19 testing in Africa

The French News Agency (AFP) has described as false President Akufo-Addo’s claim that Ghana “has administered more tests per million people than any other country in Africa.” According to AFP, i...

May 13, 2020

Govt shared different macroeconomic data with Ghanaians and IMF

factcheck-ghana.com has crosschecked the data submitted to the IMF by the authorities and what has been previously shared with Ghanaians and published by the Ministry of Finance. Based on the figur...

May 8, 2020

Demolition at Old Fadama amidst covid-19 insensitive

Amnesty International Ghana, has condemned what it terms “untimely and insensitive” demolition exercise in one of Accra’s biggest slums, Old Fadama, specifically at the Bimbila Station. In a sta...

April 15, 2020

Gov't defends NIA decision to put Ghanaians at risk amid Covid-19 pandemic

The Deputy Attorney General is urging an Accra High Court to allow the National Identification Authority (NIA) to continue with its Ghana Card registration exercise. In a statement of case filed...

March 23, 2020

Gov't blows $204mn on Tony Blair and other foreign consultants

As at 2018, the Akufo Addo administration has helped foreign consultants guzzle over US$ 204 million in “technical and management services”. Commenting on the sizeable amount given to foreign co...

March 2, 2020

Gold seized from anti-galamsey operations goes missing

The whereabouts of a huge consignment of gold and gold ores seized from illegal miners who were arrested in the course of their mining activities during Anti-Galamsey operations has gone missing un...

Feb. 6, 2020

Hundreds of seized galamsey excavators missing

The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Frimpong Boateng, has disclosed that hundreds of seized galamsey excavators have gone missing at the various assemblies. A...

Jan. 27, 2020

National security minister caught in a romantic video call with his sidechick

A video call conversation between the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah and an unidentified lady has gone viral. In the video, the National Security Minister who was obviously love s...

Jan. 12, 2020

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